Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Israeli Anti-Islam filmmaker in hiding after protests

Gunmen storm U.S. consulate in Libya
The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff were killed
as they rushed away from a consulate building in Benghazi,
stormed by al Qaeda-linked gunmen blaming America for a film
that they said insulted the Prophet Mohammad. (Sept. 12)
An Israeli filmmaker based in California went into hiding after a YouTube trailer of his movie attacking Islam's prophet Muhammad sparked angry assaults by ultra-conservative Muslims on U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya. The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three American members of his staff were killed.

Speaking by phone Tuesday from an undisclosed location, writer and director Sam Bacile remained defiant, saying Islam is a cancer and that the 56-year-old intended his film to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion. -- Shaya Tayefe Mohajer, Associated Press via Yahoo News

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